4 officers injured in attacks on inmates in the governor’s prison, the union says

4 officers injured in attacks on inmates in the governor's prison, the union says

TOWN OF GOVERNOR, New York (WWNY) – Four officers were injured in two separate inmate attacks at the governor’s penal institution this month.

That’s according to the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, the union that represents the officers.

The first attack occurred on September 15th. The union says one inmate elbowed one officer in the forehead and kicked another officer in the knee.

The officers were treated for injuries in prison and remained on duty.

The second attack occurred on September 18. According to the union, an inmate slapped an officer in the face. Another officer suffered shoulder pain, which numbed the inmate.

Both officers were treated and remained on duty.

“Almost every day we report another attack on the staff in our state prisons, but despite our calls for more staff and resources to combat the attacks, the DOCCS administration has remained silent. These attacks, along with the daily drug and weapon seizures, will continue until DOCCS addresses the existing systemic problem, “said Bryan Hluska, vice president of NYSCOPBA Central Region.

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